Facebook Buys The Escapist for $90 Million - Update

dalek sec

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Fiairflair said:
I'll be honest, you got me at first. But the bit about cash bonuses gave it away. I just can't see facebook doing that. Then I noticed the Rolling Stone bit and the $90 million sale price.
Same here, I almost screamed but I took a moment to look at the rest and saw the cash bonuses as well. There is no way in hell Facebook would do such a thing.

Very clever guys but damn it all if you didn't make my heart flatline... D:
 

omega 616

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Aw, come on ... it's not really an April fools "prank" if you can tell from the title that it's a prank.

You priced yourself far too high, might have paused for thought at $100K but $90 mil? You over reached and ruined it.
 

Dango

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You didn't even go fully through with it and have facebook and banners and and ads, shame on your April fools.
 

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TopazFusion said:
Does this mean I get a pay rise? AWW YIS!
I think Facebook would downsize your department.

OT: Time to go through the comments and see who fell for this one.
 

Splitzi

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Seriously? People bought this? How gullible are some people? Who in their right mind would pay $90 mil for this site. Although... the adds couldn't possibly get any worse then they already are (hopefully) and The Escapist already has so many clickbait articles that it should be a very smooth transition.
 

Soviet Steve

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omega 616 said:
You priced yourself far too high, might have paused for thought at $100K but $90 mil? You over reached and ruined it.
Facebook paid a billion for instagram, if the story had said 90 billion I would have believed it.
 

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90 million is not enough. Though if it stops Ads? Hang on......FB would still include ads. :) DAMN YOU SELLOUTS!!!!!

Hee hee.

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Amir Kondori

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With all the ads rammed down our throats and the Facebook integration I thought the Escapist was already owned by Facebook!

/I keed, I keed
 

La Barata

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Ha.

Ha ha ha.

Oh god. I'm dying.

This is so funny. I swear.

This is the wittiest thing anyone has ever done.
 

DkLnBr

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HA! ok I was expecting some kind of April Fools thing, but that was still really funny.
Jandau said:
"Facebook Buys The Escapist for $90 Million"

Hah, you'd wish! Maybe if the title were "Facebook Buys The Escapist for a Starbucks gift card and a Magic: The Gathering booster pack", then it would be plausible... :p
This comment is why I shouldnt drink while reading comments
 

Mahoshonen

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The actual Joke is that The Escapist is even worth $90 million. SWOOSH!

(yeah, I'm guessing someone beat me to that, but I don't care)
 

Racecarlock

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Oh come on guys, we know it's april fools and we're fresh off the oculus rift scandal. At least say something like "The escapist was recently bought by the NSA" or "The escapist is investing in nuclear weapons and lightsaber technology". I would have at least laughed at the absurdity of those ones.
 

Malbourne

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Congratulations, Escapist! I'm glad to see everybody's going to take the transition well. Here's hoping The Escapist sees another thirty years of quality journalism and community involvement!